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Data governance is a process and structure for formally defining and managing information as a resource. It ensures that the appropriate owners representing business processes, data and technology are involved in the decision-making.

There seems to be no end in sight when it comes to high demand for data professionals. But just how well an individual can cash in on that trend depends on their job experience, location, and acquired skills. This week we look at how all those factors impact the paycheck. Today we review the pay premiums being paid in 2016 for the top noncertified data skills.
Data professionals continue to be among the most in-demand in the job market, but what they earn -- or you should be paying -- depends on industry experience, location, technical skills, and contribution to the bottom line. This week we look at how data professionals can earn top dollar, depending on job focus, certifications earned, and skill concentrations. In part one we look at the top paying data certifications.
BlogThis year promises to be a break-out year for master data management, with a number of milestones expected to be reached.
BlogPart of the deliverables for the MDM Institute’s customer advisory council is an annual set of milestones to serve as a "road map" to help Global 5000 enterprises focus efforts for their own MDM programs.
FeatureWhat was new at the Strata event this year? "This year attendees are down to business and want to know how to achieve results," explains Ron Bodkin, founder and president of Think Big, a Teradata company.
FeatureCompanies want to blend an array of data for analytics, whether from relational databases, large swaths of machine data or data already living in Hadoop, says Pentaho's Ben Hopkins.
FeatureBig data projects have evolved to now encompass a variety of tools from Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, data sources hosted in the cloud, SQL-based and non-SQL based repositories, says BlueTalon's Eric Tilenius.
NewsThe increasing complexity of the enterprise resource planning (ERP) application portfolio is driving the need for a “defined postmodern” application integration strategy, according to Gartner Inc.
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FeatureThe effort has gained support from some of the nation’s largest developers of electronic health records systems, representing 90 percent of the health records used by U.S. hospitals.
Research firm Gartner has unveiled its picks for the Magic Quadrant for Advanced Analytics Platforms. Yesterday we looked at the top firms in the “Leaders” and “Challengers” quadrants. Today we examine the “Visionaries” and “Niche Players”.
BlogGovernance is the collaboration, organization, and metrics facilitating a decision path between at least two conflicting objectives
FeatureWith the arrival of Global Information Governance Day, it is a good time for corporations to take a hard look at the governance of their long-term digital records – or regret it in years to come.

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